Skin to Skin

by Ellie Rhymer


Peach by Tory Eichler
Peach by Tory Eichler

We used to sleep

Skin to skin

Sharing sweat and breath

And I would wake

My arms around you

Palm beneath your breast.


My hands were pins and needles

And I couldn’t feel the touch

And you couldn’t feel it either

Because you

Like my hands

Were asleep.




Ellie Rhymer was raised in the Mount Washington Valley, and though she often wanders very far across the globe, she always returns home for the fall. She is a poet and a writer of science fiction and fantasy short stories.

Tory Eichler graduated with the Class of 2015 from ConVal High School in Peterborough, New Hampshire. She is an avid dancer and entered the Conservatory of Performing Arts at Point Park University in August to pursue a career in dance. During her time at ConVal she enjoyed experimenting with fine art, particularly drawing.  She created a ten piece pencil drawing series in her senior year, titled “Distractions,” which can be seen at